He Manu Anō

by Aro

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1.
Kōtare 03:30
KŌTARE Ētahi wā e taumaha ana ngā ngaru i te moana E patu ana ngā waka e te au tuke, e te au miha He uaua ki te kite nā te pūrehurehu o te rehutai Te pae tata kua huna nā te pupuke o ngā wai Whaia te iti kahurangi Ki te tuohu, me maunga teitei Kia mataara, kia māia Toka tū moana Kia mataara kia māia Tutuki me te aroha. He ngaru whakateo he kōtare, ko tēnā te kī He pūhara i ngā taiapa o te pā hoki Ko tēnei ka waiho iho mo te iwi He waka eke noa, āwhina atu tētahi ki tētahi Toka tū moana Wanawana tutuki me te aroha Me te aroha! Kia Mataara kia māia Kia mataara, kia māia! ​ ​THE KINGFISHER - A KŌTARE TRANSLATION Sometimes the waves are heavy out at sea Battering our waka under its weight It gets hard out there to see through the haze The horizon hidden by the swelling waves Pursue that which is precious If bowed down let it be to a lofty mountain Be vigilant, be brave Like a rock against the sea Be vigilant, be brave Overcome fear with love A curly wave is a kōtare’s work, that’s what they say And watchtowers were named after me too This is what I want to leave with you all Together we can succeed, so look out for each other Stand like a rock against the sea Overcoming fear with love With love! Be vigilant, be brave Be vigilant, be brave!
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Pūkeko 02:18
PŪKEKO Ko tōku tūrangawaewae tēnei Kāore au e ware mo to moni he taringa pākura kei ahau Kāhore au e neke Ko tēnei toku tū, ko toku nohonga I te ao i te pō, tōku oranga Ko au te whenua, te whenua ko au Ko au te whenua, ko te whenua ko au! Tāria tāria, kāore au e neke E kī! Ēhara tēnei i te wheke Ka noho, ka tū, ka ora Ka noho, ka tū! Kāhore au e neke mai toku tūranga Kua rarau ki te whenua Wera ana toku ahi, i te iho, i te poho, Rūaumoko Tūmatauenga, Rongomatane Ko tēhea te ara, ara tika? Ko tēhea te ara rangatira? Mana rangatira Mana whenua Mau te rongo, whakamaua kia tīna Tīna! hui e! Taiki e! A PŪKEKO TRANSLATION This is my home I don’t care about your money I’m stubborn like a pūkeko I’ll never move This where I stand, this is where I stay Every day and every night, my life I am the land, the land is me I am the land and the land is me! Go on and wait, I won’t move I won’t run away like an octopus I’ll stay, I’ll stand, I’ll live I’ll stay, I’ll stand! I will never move from where I stand My feet are woven to the earth The fire within me grows, deep within, like a volcano War, peace Which is the right path? Which is the path to justice? The responsibility of a leader The responsibility to the land Hold on to peace, bind it so its fixed, So it’s firm Don’t let it go!
3.
Huia 03:22
HUIA Kua ngaro ki te pō Ēngari kei te karanga tonu to mana He mana, mana rangatira He mana ka raranga ngā tira, ngā hau e whā Kia kaha Aotearoa Tukua Tēnei manu Tukua tēnei manu Kia rere Mā ngā kahukura Tēnei manu Mā ngā kahukura tēnei manu Ka rere E rere, e rere Te manu rangatira Ānei he tūhunga Ki runga i a mātou e E rere, e rere Te mana rangatira Ānei he tūhunga I te kōtahitanga A HUIA TRANSLATION Though lost to us We can still hear your call A prestigious song, the song of a leader One that knows how to weave a people together We can do this Aotearoa Let This bird Let this bird Fly By its feathers This bird By its feathers this bird Will fly Fly, fly Prestigious bird You can land here On all of us Fly, fly Prestiginuity You can land here On our unity
4.
Ruru 02:34
RURU Ka haumumu te pō E mehameha ana te hinengaro Ka kārangaranga ahau I tōku rākau Takaoraora i te moenga Nā te pōuriuri, kei hea te rongoa? E mānakanaka ana mo āpōpō Whakarongo mai e tōku ipo Ka hipokina koe e au ki ōku hou Piri mai ki raro i ōku pakau Kia marutau, hei ruruhau māu Kaua e mānukanuka mo āpōpō Mā te Kaihanga tātou e tiaki MOREPORK - A RURU TRANSLATION The night becomes still And the mind becomes lonely I’ll be calling From my tree Restless on the bed From the gloomy night, what’s the medicine? Worried about tomorrow Listen to me my love I’ll cover with my feathers Come near under my wing For safety, for a refuge, for you Don’t worry For tomorrow For the Creator Will take of (all of) us
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Kuaka 03:22
KUAKA Pakipaki pakipaki ngā pākau E rere e rere toku ngākau Ka tiro ake ki tua O ngā hau e puhi nei E kawea i ahau Ki te pae tawhiti Mā runga uenuku Mā runga te tūmanako Ka kawe au e ngā hau nei I te ao i te pō Ka eke panuku Ka eke Tangaroa Ka tika te rere ka pā ki te rangi e E kī rā he māmā Tē taea te aha hoki He toa takitini Ka eke noa Whaia te kahurangi Kia tata te pae tawhiti Pakipaki pakipaki ngā pākau E rere e rere tōku ngākau Ka eke panuku Ka eke Tangaroa Ka tika te rere ka pā ki te rangi e A tōnā wā Ka tae ki uta Ka tika te rere ka tae ki te whenua BAR-TAILED GODWIT - A KUAKA TRANSLATION Wings keep going Heart keep flying Made room for tomorrow Don’t know how the wind will blow Take me past the shallow Into the deep Where its heavy on the rainbow Never mind those weary eyes I don’t know how the wind blows Through the night I’ll fly high We’ll touch the sky We’ll keep flying until we touch the sky Don’t tell me that it's easy Don’t tell me that I'm in too deep I’ll need you to keep me When I leap I’ll get there before I sleep Until the horizon is near to me Wings keep going Heart keep flying I’ll fly high We’ll touch the sky We’ll keep flying until we touch the sky In due time We’ll make it to shore We’ll keep flying until we make it home

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released August 26, 2020

Music and lyrics by Aro
Recorded from Aro Music Home Studio
Mixed and mastered by Vivek Gabriel
Artwork by Manu Berry
Design by Beka Hope

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Blending Emily's honey-voiced jazz with Charles' full throated percussive sound with shades of haka, Aro's storytelling performance adds up to a warmth of experience, wholly original, anchored in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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